Boswellia sacra 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Sapindales Burseraceae

Scientific Name: Boswellia sacra
Species Authority: Fleuckiger

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1998
Date Assessed: 1998-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Thulin, M.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The largest and most widespread occurrence of the species is in northern Somalia. It is also a dominant component of desert-woodland on the escarpment mountains in Dhofar in Oman, extending into Yemen.
Countries occurrence:
Oman; Somalia; Yemen (South Yemen)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Desert-woodland.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In Oman the tree is so heavily browsed that it rarely flowers or sets seed. Trees appear to be dying and regeneration is poor.

Citation: Thulin, M. 1998. Boswellia sacra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1998: e.T34533A9874201. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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